In a coup for Outwith Festival this year, the excellent, pastel-suited, Bathgate-born Luke La Volpe headlines hot from his blistering and highly acclaimed set at Trnsmt. Catch him at PJ Molloys on Saturday 10th September as part of Outwith’s live music all dayer. Tickets cost just £20 plus booking fee and grant access to more than 35 acts across 7 venues in the small but mighty city of Dunfermline. You
Superb stage acting, cabaret to be enjoyed with a Cosmopolitan, top flight stand up comedy and rapid fire spoken word, smooth jazz, a celebration of the long history of music in Dunfermline and young singers stepping onto the stage for the very first time: nothing captures the spirit of Outwith quite like live performance and the Festival has a brilliant line up to share. Fresh from a highly acclaimed run
https://outwithfestival.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/V1.mp4 Storming back after a Covid absence, Outwith 22 starts 6 September and runs til Sunday the 11th. It features a world class art exhibition, a whole day of live music, international film, top comedy, writing masterclasses, spoken word nights and a host of heritage, cultural and other activities. Check out the programme and book tickets on outwithfestival.co.uk and keep an eye on Avocado Sweet over the next couple
16 Roads is the latest impressive release from Dunfermline’s Oskar Braves, rapidly attracting a loyal following for their stadium-sized songs and soaring vocals. Check it out via the Spotify link below and follow the band on Facebook for upcoming gigs and new releases.
And we’re off and running for this year’s Outwith Festival! Outwith 18 is dramatically bigger than last year’s inaugural event with over 200 artists delivering comedy, music, theatre, film, literature and art in more than 23 venues over five days in September. There are exciting names coming to town including one of the UK’s most successful screenwriters Gregory Burke, John Maclean who was the founder of The Beta Band and
Glasgow has Tenement TV, Washington has Tiny Desk, London has Sofar Sounds and now Dunfermline has The Loop, an ambitious new project from Loopmaniac Studios. The Youtube-hosted show features live music sessions from performers – local and from further afield – whose music makes the hair on the back of producer Liam Saunders’ hair stand on end, as well as interviews and coverage of art exhibitions and other cultural events.
Exciting times for Dunfermline band Dancing on Tables who have just signed a record deal with American based LV Music and release their first single with the label today. Have a listen here.
For a great selection of rootsy, lyrical songs inspired by Fife, check out the excellent debut album released today by The Johnstown Flood, aka Dunfermline singer songwriter Stuart Bell. Chasing September’s Tail combines country, folk, blues and Americana and even a touch of ragtime on Brandy Alexander (listen below), a stand out track which sets Stuart’s deeply romantic lyric about a night out with his wife against a lovely, woozy tune
So exciting to hear a young local musician producing something that’s properly fresh and original. Just listen to the superb, shimmering funk of this virtuoso solo project by Dunfermline’s own Jamie Cooling. Shades of Lewis Taylor combine with Jamie’s own heartfelt idiosyncrasies to create a perfect summer vibe. Classically trained Jamie is off travelling the world with his guitar at the moment, but this is what he has to say
Today is the birthday of the great Ella Fitzgerald who managed to progress from an orphanage, by way of being a teenage lookout at a brothel and a Mafia numbers runner to being the undisputed First lady of American song. Ira Gershwin said, ‘we never knew how good our songs were until Ella Fitzgerald sang them.’